Cheat River Review Submission Guidelines


Cheat River Review reads original, previously unpublished nonfiction, fiction, flash, and poetry.

All Submissions Should Include:

  • 1-inch margins.
  • The page number, author's last name, and/or the submission's title as a header on the top right of every page.
  • Should be a .doc or .docx

Please include include a cover letter with a short third person bio.

For Flash Fiction / Nonfiction / :

  • The piece's word count at the top right of the first page. 
  • A centered title:
  • Double spaced text.
  • Please conform to Standard Manuscript Formatting.


For Poetry Only:

  • All poems and titles should be aligned to the left unless there is an intentional choice on the part of the author. 
  • Each poem should be on a new page.

Below you will find the new submission windows:


Fall issue: August 2 - October 1

Spring issue: December 1 - Feb 28


*We currently accept FLASH FICTION, but not longer works of fiction.


We look forward to reading your work.

Ends on November 11, 2018

For art, acceptable file formats are jpg, pdf, png, tif. Upload a low-res version of your image(s), or provide a link to a specific piece (or pieces) of art. Please limit your file size to 2 megabytes or smaller. We will ask for the full-res file if your artwork is accepted. Our cover size is 6 x 8.25 inches, on screen at 576 x 795 px.

We are also looking for art to pair with writing.




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